Lack of rainfall and above-average temperatures are prolonging the drought conditions that have stressed crops and rangelands and placed new pressures on groundwater sources in the Southern Plains
Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign
A coastal Oregon high school is facing anti-gay discrimination allegations as the Oregon Department of Education is planning a hearing and may impose sanctions
A cloud of noxious gases, glass particles and a lava haze known as "laze" is affecting Hawaii after lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano flowed into the Pacific Ocean
Police in Ohio say a 9-year-old boy shot and critically wounded his 8-year-old cousin with a handgun he found in a kitchen cupboard while getting snacks
The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says amid sexual misconduct allegations that it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef
A Kansas man who's already serving a life sentence for killing one Indian immigrant and wounding another in a suburban Kansas City bar has pleaded guilty to three federal hate-crime charges
Britain's government says it does not intend to refer U.S. media conglomerate Comcast's 22 billion pound ($30.7 billion) takeover offer for London-based Sky to competition authorities.
A woman who says her late father's head ended up in the Detroit warehouse of a body parts broker has confronted the man in court, telling him to "burn in hell."
Hundreds of people gathered for weekend cookout dubbed "BBQing While Black," in the latest response to a white woman's now infamous call to police to report African Americans barbecuing at a public park in Oakland
A Southern California man who was arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week at her day spa is scheduled to appear in court